What does “laridum” in this sentence mean?

By LinguasDisco8, in 'Latin to English Translation', May 28, 2019.

  1. LinguasDisco8 New Member

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    What is the translation of the following Latin sentence? What does the word laridum mean here?
    Puer ludens in ludo latet in latebris laridum.
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    That doesn't make a lot of sense to me. laridum neither makes sense grammatically (unless I consider it some kind of plural genitive) nor semantically (laridum means "lard").
    The rest of the sentence would be "playing in a game (or 'at school' depending on the context), the boy is lurking in a hiding place (or 'hiding places' to be very precise).
  3. LinguasDisco8 New Member

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    Thank you very much for the quick response. The sentence above is just a shortened version of the original sentence which is:
    Puer clarus laete ludens in ludo cum parentibus amicisque latet in latebris laridum.

    Does the original sentence not make sense as well?
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    Not to me ...
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    Supposed to be lapidum?
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    lapidum would make sense ... "hiding places of stones" (i.e. he hid behind stones)

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